President Michael Sata left Sheba Medical Center in the Tel Aviv city of Israel on Thursday, according to one Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The Israeli newspaper said he is not in critical condition.
But information given to the Watchdog is that Sata was moved from Sheba Medical centre to another location after doctors at Sheba refused to conduct a kidney transplant on him due to his old age and advanced sickness.
Sata’s family is said to be making arrangements to move the ailing dictator to either UK or India or possibly South Korea where doctors are willing to put a younger man’s organs in place of his kidney.
Quoting Israeli officials, Haaretz newspaper reported Monday June 30, 2014 evening that President Michael Sata is “not in critical condition,” and that he may even meet with outgoing Israeli president Shimon Peres later this week. “He was at Sheba Medical Center until Thursday when he left that hospital,” an official source confirmed on Monday
The last time Sata was seen in public was some two weeks ago when he appeared at a dinner for the vice president of China. He looked thin and frail at the supper. This was a day before he was evacuated.
During the time Sata has been hospitalised at Sheba Medical Centre, he missed several important engagements including the African Union summit in Equatorial Guinean. This was the first time since the continental body was formed that Zambia was not represented.
Despite being the one who invited him, Sata is also missing the visit of the son of the Japanese emperor currently in Lusaka.